09 February 2012

A Bit of Happiness.


Happy Colors | Sentro 1771, Serendra | ©2012.

It was already 2am, I was in bed just about to sleep when I received an email from the production editor of a photo magazine in the UK that their April issue will come out this February. One of my macro flower photos will be featured in the magazine's gallery. Imagine my happiness. They actually already emailed weeks ago confirming the feature. Still, this email made me happy.

This may be a small thing to some people. And perhaps, this may really be just a small thing. And who knows, maybe, my photograph just occupies a minuscule space in the magazine. But this is something for me. This means a lot to me. And I am incredibly grateful!

You see, I come from a small village, in a small town, in a small city, in a small island, in a small country. There are 94 million people in the Philippines and about 7 billion people in the world and my photograph gets published in the UK. What were the odds? How can I not be grateful?

The magazine found me in Flickr. In the sea of thousands and thousands of awesome photographs there, what where the odds?

There was a moment though, in the middle of my happiness, when I felt a sudden self-doubt. "Silly," a friend told me. "A photography magazine is publishing it. A photography magazine," she stressed.

Together with the email from the magazine, I also received three more fabulous emails today. I am grateful and happy, I shouldn't entertain silly thoughts.

I can't tell you enough, my readership of five (haha), how very grateful I am.

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An afterthought:

I have a fabulous Flickr community. And I miss them.

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Cindy February 10, 2012 at 5:36 AM  

yes, you're silly Ai... maybe silly isn't the word, 'humble' which we all know you are --- you're hard works already paid off... so proud and happy for you :)

I know it's in UK but i can still try check it here in the US... so as soon as the mag is published with your photo, do you mind sharing which magazine this will be.

Loving the photo above, so colorful and refresing to the eye... simply beautiful!

julai February 10, 2012 at 7:21 AM  

WEeeeeeee, Ate Ai, i am super duper happy for you! Natinood na jd ang panagna nga mosamot paka ug ka famous ate. Korek, ayaw pag doubt2x diha ky di to nila i publish if di pa worth it. magka awesome ug amazing ra sa imong mga photos. Go for it Ate Ai, I know you´ll be published in other parts of the world too! You´re so blessed ate ai and I know you´ll be blessed more coz you keep on sharing your blessings.

super proud and happy for u ate. muahhhh.

julai February 10, 2012 at 7:21 AM  

Andd ohh, 5 ra diay ang readership?naapil nako ana?hehehe.

The Sunset Goddess February 10, 2012 at 10:18 AM  

COngrats Aileen! :) galing!

Aileen February 10, 2012 at 11:07 PM  

Cindy said...
yes, you're silly Ai... maybe silly isn't the word, 'humble' which we all know you are --- you're hard works already paid off... so proud and happy for you :)

I know it's in UK but i can still try check it here in the US... so as soon as the mag is published with your photo, do you mind sharing which magazine this will be.

Loving the photo above, so colorful and refresing to the eye... simply beautiful!

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Thank you Cinds! You have always been one of the kindest people I know. And it has been such an amazing photography journey with you. :)

I will certainly share it when I get my copy. :)

Aileen February 10, 2012 at 11:14 PM  

julai said...
WEeeeeeee, Ate Ai, i am super duper happy for you! Natinood na jd ang panagna nga mosamot paka ug ka famous ate. Korek, ayaw pag doubt2x diha ky di to nila i publish if di pa worth it. magka awesome ug amazing ra sa imong mga photos. Go for it Ate Ai, I know you´ll be published in other parts of the world too! You´re so blessed ate ai and I know you´ll be blessed more coz you keep on sharing your blessings.

super proud and happy for u ate. muahhhh.

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Bilib gyud ko the way you believe in me! Haha! Thanks, Juls! I do feel very blessed right now. :)

Apil na ka sa ihap sa 5. Let's say I have 10 readers -- my family included. LOL!

Aileen February 10, 2012 at 11:18 PM  

The Sunset Goddess said...
COngrats Aileen! :) galing!

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Thank you, Sunset Goddess! :)

Anonymous February 12, 2012 at 1:57 PM  

Great things come in small packages Aileen! Ano ka ba? You are such a talented person, claim it because you are! I have always believed that you will be famous...basta ako i am keeping all the stuff that you gave me...kasama mga small notes hehehe

Aileen February 13, 2012 at 6:34 PM  

Anonymous said...
Great things come in small packages Aileen! Ano ka ba? You are such a talented person, claim it because you are! I have always believed that you will be famous...basta ako i am keeping all the stuff that you gave me...kasama mga small notes hehehe

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Thank you! Sana I'd know who you are. :D

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